MONTRÉAL, April 13, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Leaders from Montréal's tourism industry were honoured yesterday at the Distinction Awards, an annual gala celebrating innovative business strategies (formerly called the Ulysse Awards). The event, which took place at the InterContinental Montréal, was organized by Tourisme Montréal and presented by Air Canada.
"Tourisme Montréal encourages audacity by recognizing the noteworthy initiatives of its industry partners. Thanks to these bold thinkers, Montréal is one of the most attractive urban destinations in North America and enjoys an international reputation for being an open, vibrant and creative city," said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal.
The 2017 winners are:
- Hospitality Award, presented by Air Canada: Société de développement de l'Avenue du Mont-Royal
- Destination Marketing Award, presented by Le Journal de Montréal: Festival Mondial de la bière
- Synergy Award: Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlains inc. and Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
- Museum Award – Under 50,000 visitors: Stewart Museum
- Museum Award – Over 50,000 visitors: Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
Industry leaders awards
- Tourism or Hotel Management Student Award: Roxanne Provost, LaSalle College
- Bill Brown Leader of Tomorrow Award: Melina Salazar, Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel
- Clefs d'Or Montréal Award: Véronique Bourgeault, Le Mount Stephen Hotel
- Business Meetings and Conventions Award: Société de transport de Montréal
- Innovation Award, presented by Aéroports de Montréal: Montréal en Histoires – Cité Mémoire
During the award ceremony and networking event, a special tribute was paid to Raymond Bachand, who is completing his term as chairman of Tourisme Montréal's board of directors. France Chrétien Desmarais and Alain Gignac, who were the leading contributors to the Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal, were also commended for their remarkable contributions.
The Distinction Awards were made possible thanks to support from the following partners: Air Canada, Le Journal de Montréal, Aéroports de Montréal, PSAV and InterContinental Montréal.
About Tourisme Montréal
Tourisme Montréal leads concerted efforts in hospitality and promotion to position Montréal as a premier leisure and business travel destination. It is also responsible for developing the city's tourism business and keeping it aligned with the latest market trends. For more information, visit www.mtl.org.
SOURCE Tourisme Montréal
For further information: Andrée-Anne Pelletier, Manager - Corporate Public Relations, Tourisme Montréal, 514-844-3344, 514-248-7844, [email protected]